9 Dec 2012, Comments (2)

Down Under Feminist Carnival #55

Author: Helen

Down Under Feminists Carnival
 
DUFC #55 is brought to you by Kim of News with Nipples. Kim celebrates the way in which criticisms of misogyny and sexism have been front and centre in the media this year, rather than given a free pass as usual, and even Tony Abbott has had to try, in his own grotesque way, to give the impression he’s on board with feminism. There’s movement at the station.

As usual, there’s a fascinating collection of the posts that you loved in the month just gone, together with a whole lot of goodness you might have missed. Off you go!

The next Down Under Feminists Carnival is planned for 5 January, 2013 and will be hosted by Chally at Zero at the Bone. The submissions form is here. If it doesn’t work for you, send submissions to chally [dot] zeroatthebone [at] gmail [dot] com.

Comments (2) »

  • ann odyne says:

    try not to choke when you read that 25 years after TFE, this card company had learned NOTHING!
    ‘The greetings card giant Hallmark has promised to track down all remaining copies of an old birthday card which has been attacked for sexualising 13-year-old girls by equating their breast size with their future boyfriends’ generosity.

    “You’re 13 today! If you had a rich boyfriend, he’d give you diamonds and rubies. Well, maybe next year you will – when you’ve bigger boobies!”

    Twitter users took to the social media site to labelled the card “horrifying”, the “worst card ever made” and “wrong on so many levels“.

    But David Dean, the managing director of Hambledon Studios, a subsidiary of Hallmark cards, said the card had been manufactured by a company called Creative Publishing before Hallmark bought it in 1998.

  • hannah's dad says:

    “But David Dean, the managing director of Hambledon Studios, a subsidiary of Hallmark cards, said the card had been manufactured by a company called Creative Publishing before Hallmark bought it in 1998.”

    There is always an excuse isn’t there?

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